Student researches pancreatitis at Hershey Medical Center

02-07-Michael-5-Melissa-HessA biopsychology major, Michael Skolka ’14 wants to influence science and human health care through medical research. For the summer of 2013, he garnered one of the 24 spots in the undergraduate research fellows program through the American Physiological Society, which allowed him to research pancreatitis at Penn State Hershey Medical Center with Alberto Travagli, professor of neural and behavioral sciences at Penn State. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Biochemistry, Class of 2014, Grad School Bound, Honors Program, Internships, Majors & Minors, Scholarship | Comments Off

Posted on March 17th, 2014


Alum leads game operations and events for NBA team

Todd Red2Todd Bosma ’96
Portland, Oregon
Director of game operations and events for the Portland Trail Blazers

 From the moment a fan pulls into the parking lot of the Rose Garden to the moment they leave the door, director of game operations and events for the Portland Trail Blazers Todd Bosma ’96 is in charge of making sure visitors have a memorable night at the game.

“I am responsible for everything that goes on during a game besides the five guys on the court dribbling,” says Bosma. “It’s challenging and a bit chaotic, but I absolutely love my job.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1996, Internships, Majors & Minors, Marketing | Comments Off

Posted on May 1st, 2013


Broadcasting major gets big city experience

tshanaTshana (Guiswite) Jamara ’09
Broadcasting major
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania

Contributed by Erin Kriner ’09

As a broadcasting major with an emphasis in production, Tshana Jamara ’09 took full advantage of her Philadelphia campus experience by landing an internship at the local ABC television affiliate, WPVI-TV, Channel 6.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Broadcasting, Internships, Philadelphia Campus, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on October 6th, 2009


Philly campus a rewarding experience

lacey-wardLacey Ward ′09
English major with an emphasis in literature, and a minor in Urban Studies
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Throughout the 2009 academic year, Lacey Ward hit the streets and the books as both a student at Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus [MCPC] and a teacher’s assistant at William Penn High School, ultimately earning her the right to stand among Philadelphia’s finest young educators.  Now, as she prepares for her greatest challenge—the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program—Ward looks back to what got her started on this unexpected journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Education, English, Internships, Philadelphia Campus | Comments Off

Posted on May 4th, 2009


Student activist/ecologist challenges ‘Silent Epidemic’

ryan-witmerRyan Witmer ′09
Environmental Studies major
Hometown:  Wooster, Ohio

Planting gardens in abandoned lots strewn among Philadelphia’s economically disadvantaged neighborhoods is more than a beautification project. To Ryan Witmer ’09, and others studying at Messiah College’s Philadelphia campus (MCPC), the ongoing service project is an effective way of combating gang warfare, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, in addition to supporting ecological sustainability among the historic city’s 30,000+ vacant lots. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, About Service, Environmental Studies, Giving Back, Go Green!, Internships, Philadelphia Campus, Service and Learning | Comments Off

Posted on April 3rd, 2009


Engineering team builds inspiration for one million teens

Paul GustafsonPaul Gustafson ’09
Engineering major
Chester, Vermont

“Whatever your plans are for the summer, cancel them. I’ve got the best job for you that you’ll ever have.” Those immortal words—etched indelibly in Paul Gustafson’s memory—led to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Messiah engineering major and honors program participant. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Engineering, Faculty, Honors Program, Internships, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on March 3rd, 2009


Internships are more than making coffee and copies

Melissa Paolangeli ′09
Communications major
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia

Five-year old Melissa Paolangeli watched world-renowned operatic tenor Placido Domingo sing “Look through the Window” on the classic PBS program Sesame Street and felt a spark. By age 19, she was writing press releases, planning press conferences, and promoting one of Washington D.C.’s premier social events – all on the singer’s behalf. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Arts, Communication, Internships, Marketing, Philadelphia Campus, Theatre | Comments Off

Posted on November 12th, 2008


Always time for service

Jennifer Esbenshade ′11
Chemistry and Math double major
Hometown: Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania

When Jennifer, a double chemistry and mathematics major, isn’t hitting the books, leading an organic chemistry supplemental instruction session, setting up physics labs, working on a water filtration project through the Collaboratory, or even conducting nanotechnology research for the U.S. Department of Energy, she’s among friends—the canine kind—in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2011, About Service, Chemistry, Collaboratory, Giving Back, Honors Program, Internships, Mathematics, Service and Learning | Comments Off

Posted on November 11th, 2008


Faculty-student bond transcends generations

Nicolas Hernandez ’09
Economics major
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

Nicolas Hernandez ’09 is a living testament to the enduring faculty-student bonds developed at Messiah College and how those relationships can span generations.

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Posted in 2009, Faculty, Internships, Intl' Students, Spanish | 2 Comments »

Posted on July 8th, 2008


Boyer scholar confronts cruelty in developing nations

brittany-web.jpgBrittany Brendsel 08
Sociology and international development major/concentration in anthropology
Hometown: BigFork, Montana

The day 17-year-old Brittany Brendsel ′08 came across Messiah College’s Epicenter website (http://www.messiah.edu/academics/epicenter)
and learned she could improve the lives of others around the globe, she knew her path was determined … by God.

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Posted in 2008, About Reconciliation, Anthropology, Giving Back, Honors Program, Internships, Intl' Development, Service and Learning, Sociology, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 20th, 2008


   

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